Hazel E. Edwards
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Hazel E. Edwards, 87, of Sioux Falls died peacefully on Friday, May 09, 2014 at The Inn at Westport. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave. with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family present visitation will begin one hour prior to service.
Hazel Evelyn Hilmoe, the daughter of Hans and Marie "Emelie" (Hagen) Hilmoe, was born March 21, 1927 in Baltic, SD. She grew up on the Hilmoe farm and attended rural district #32 near Baltic. She graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton, SD in 1945. She worked as a bookkeeper for Andrew Kuehn Company, Dan Dugan Transport, Fenn Brothers, and Sioux Falls Monument.
She was united in marriage with Gordon Edwards on February 6, 1971 at Brookings, SD. She worked with US West and AT&T which later became Century Link Communications as a bookkeeper. They lived in Glendale, AZ, Aurora, CO. Hazel returned to Sioux Falls in 2005.
She was a member of Eastside Lutheran Church.
Grateful for having shared her life are her sister, Pearl Oien, Sioux Falls, SD; three sister-in-laws, Joan Hilmoe, and Delores Hilmoe, Sioux Falls, SD, Melva Lee Hilmoe, Baltic, SD; a brother-in-law, Rex Gaskins, CO; 19 nieces and nephews and their families.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, on August 10, 1994; her parents; three sisters, Mildred Hilmoe, Lillian Gaskins, and Ruth Savage; three brothers, Selmer Hilmoe, Arnold Hilmoe, and Morris Hilmoe; and two brother-in-laws, Richard Savage and Tuffy Oien.
Miller Funeral Home
507 South Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Published in The Argus Leader on May 11, 2014